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Photo Courtesy of NPS
Volunteer photographers and videographers will document park programs and resources at Vicksburg National Military Park. Some positions will be on an as-needed basis (ex. special events) throughout the year or through individual independent work. The volunteer will go through the park at different times of day and in different seasons capturing some of the incredible beauty of our park through photography.
Goal/Outcome of Job:
Contribute to the success of the park by providing us with beautiful and informative photographs which can be used on social media, in brochures and other literature, and for other purposes to improve visitor experiences and to educate and inspire the public.
Length of Service (including start and end dates if applicable): Beginning minimum commitment of 2 months. (The dates listed on this posting are not firm and are only meant to represent the 2 month commitment. You may apply for this position at any time, and if accepted, start dates are flexible.)
Work Schedule: Very flexible, but is largely needed some weekends for special events. Volunteer must commit to a minimum of 5 hours a month.
Work Location/Primary Duty Station: Report to the Visitor’s Center but work throughout the park.
Must have a willingness to learn
Must have basic photography skills. Experience with a point and shoot camera is good!
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Elements is good!
Must have an interest in the park, be hardworking, and responsible.
Must be willing and able to attend large events.
Must be willing to work as part of a team with other volunteers and park staff.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Personal enrichment and growth through working in a National Park.
Gain important job skills.
Learn about the Park and how it functions.
Work as part of a National Park Service team to provide extraordinary visitor experiences.
Attend many of our incredible park events for free as a volunteer.